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8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 88 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 88
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 88
  3. Negative: 2 out of 88
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  1. raVen
    Oct 9, 2003
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    Kevin Kline's character makes me feel like gagging on a... ...Well, on anything, really. Jamie Lee Curtis, surprisingly, was the only person I could bear to watch. The comedy is mean, the characters are mean, (save Michael Palin's, who is wasted and abused) and the film makes you question the status of humanity. Nothing of value comes from this movie. Nothing. That is, with the Kevin Kline's character makes me feel like gagging on a... ...Well, on anything, really. Jamie Lee Curtis, surprisingly, was the only person I could bear to watch. The comedy is mean, the characters are mean, (save Michael Palin's, who is wasted and abused) and the film makes you question the status of humanity. Nothing of value comes from this movie. Nothing. That is, with the possible exception of the greater respect one has for how rare and fleeting Cleese's Monty Python genius was. the funnier Palin, happily, has moved on to better things. The movie is all the more loathsome for having wasted their talents. Awful piece of trash. Expand
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. 90
    It's a deliciously dishy comedy, but like sushi an acquired taste.
  2. 100
    The funniest movie I have seen in a long time.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    100
    Think of A Fish Called Wanda as the next best thing to a Looney Tunes-Merrie Melodies summerfest…Wanda defies gravity, in both senses of the word, and redefines a great comic tradition. [July 18, 1988]